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Our heritage stems back to the early 1990s when over 1,100 entrepreneurial farm families built our state-of-the-art durum mill and pasta manufacturing plant. We quickly grew to become the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Today, we are proud to be an 8th Avenue Food & Provisions company. We make over 150 pasta shapes from Acini de Pepe to Ziti Rigati in traditional, whole wheat, organic recipes and more! People across America and beyond enjoy our pasta daily in restaurants, at home and through convenience prepared meals.

We have manufacturing in Carrington, ND and New Hope, MN, offering rural and metropolitan lifestyles. Both locations offer a wide range of employment in engineering, business, food manufacturing and so much more.

Industrial Maintenance Technician - 9:00pm-7:30am Sunday-Wednesday

Operations Administrative


Job Details


Dakota Grower’s started out as a grower-owned cooperative built by farmers in the early 1990s and today we are the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Our entrepreneurial spirit drives our innovative culture and passion to bring premium quality pasta to your table. At Dakota Growers, you will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, challenging and inspiring environment in one of our state-of-the-art food manufacturing facilities.

Our employees’ well-being comes first. That’s why we offer excellent wages and a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation and holidays, healthcare, dental and vision insurance, short-/long-term disability, company-paid life insurance, 401(k) with up to 6% company match, and annual incentives.

$1,750 Sign on bonus available!

Position Summary:

The Maintenance I position assists with preventive maintenance & repairs for plant facilities and equipment to minimize downtime and works with operations to troubleshoot issues on process systems. Assist with the accomplishment of capital improvements to plant facilities and equipment in a timely manner and without risk of product contamination.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with preventative and predictive maintenance on process systems to include; mill, production, packaging, utility, and other facility equipment
  • Partner with operations to troubleshoot issues on process systems to include; mill, production, packaging, utility, and other facility equipment and utilize machine manuals and schematics
  • Assists with maintaining utility operations to include; boilers, compressors, vacuum pumps, water supply and HVAC systems
  • Document work to include PM checklists, work orders, permits, etc.
  • Maintain GMPs, safety and food safety standards
  • Partner with company leadership to proactively identify and execute on continuous improvement opportunities in the areas of: safety, food safety, quality, productivity, and sanitation
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Education and Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent from and accredited institution and one of the following:
  • Two-year associates degree or higher in technical field (mechanical, electrical, mechatronics, electro-mechanical, controls and automation, etc.) or equivalent
  • Military training and experience in a relevant Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)
  • 2+ years hands-on experience in a mechanic, maintenance, electrical, electro-mechanical, controls and automation, or related role, or equivalent education
  • Must have experience with: basic carpentry, plumbing, welding, metal work, and fabrication
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Previous maintenance experience in a food manufacturing facility
  • Previous experience reading blueprints and schematics
  • Previous experience with MIG, TIG, and stick welding
  • Previous experience with power transmission components; belt drives, chain drives, bearings, motors & gears
  • Previous experience with drill presses, lathes, Bridgeport-type mills
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of forklifts, scissor lifts, and articulated lifts
  • Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to lift up-to 34 pounds for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds for 3+ hours per shift and anything over 50 pounds requires team assistance or mechanical lifting devices
  • Must be able to sit, climb and work off ladder, and operate foot pedals for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in a dusty and cold environment for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces for 3+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to work in high heat and humidity for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to balance, bend, crouch, kneel, stoop, walk, and reach above shoulders for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, push, pull, feel and perform fine manipulation for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to stand for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to wear a respirator as needed
  • Must be able to make fine distinctions by sound
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken or written word
  • Must be able to distinguish object or equipment visually
  • Qualifications



    High School or better.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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